IT rules

Social media companies will have to abide by local laws: Minister

Upon getting complaints about content from users, they will probe if the content fulfils the criteria of amended IT Rules 2021.

published on : 30th October 2022

New IT rules put greater obligations on social media platforms to act against unlawful content, misinformation: Rajeev Chandrasekhar

The idea is not to target any company or intermediary or make things difficult for them. The government sees internet and online safety as a shared responsibility of all, he noted.

published on : 29th October 2022

Government panel to control social media content

Seeking to have better control over social media content, the government on Friday notified the revised IT rules to set up appellate panels to decide removal of content on these platforms.

published on : 29th October 2022

Govt issued 105 blocking orders to social media firms under new IT rules

94 directions to block content were issued to YouTube between December 2021 and April 2022, five to Twitter, and three each to Facebook and Instagram.

published on : 5th August 2022

Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology proposes changes to IT rules

Draft suggests creation of grievance appellate panel, invites comments from stakeholders

published on : 10th June 2022

'Open to suggestions on grievance redressal mechanism for social media users': IT minister

The comment assumes significance as the Centre is proposing to set up a grievance appellate committee to look into appeals filed by individuals against decisions of social media platforms.

published on : 7th June 2022

Information Technology Ministry republishes proposed changes to IT rules

The IT ministry said the proposed rule requires intermediaries to respect the rights guaranteed to users under the Constitution of India.

published on : 7th June 2022

Centre mentions gap in social media rules vis-a-vis Big Tech behind new panel proposal

The Centre in the draft amendment has proposed to set up a grievance appellate committee to look into appeals filed by individuals against decisions of grievance officers of social media platforms.

published on : 7th June 2022

SC to hear in July pleas concerning hate speeches, IT Rules

A bench headed by Justice A M Khanwilkar said pleas concerning the challenge to the Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules,2021 would be heard on July 20.

published on : 19th May 2022

Supreme Court stays high court proceedings challenging IT Rules

Several online news portals such as the Leaflet and Live Law, among others, have challenged the IT Rules-2021.

published on : 10th May 2022

Top court stays proceedings in HCs on IT Rules 2021 as Centre seeks transfer of petitions to SC

The top court will be hearing a cluster of petitions challenging The Cable Television Networks (Amendment) Rules 2021 and different parts of the IT rules 2021 on May 19.

published on : 9th May 2022

SC stays proceedings in HCs on IT Rules 2021 as Centre seeks transfer of petitions to apex court

The top court, however, has not stayed the interim orders already passed by the high courts in the matters.

published on : 9th May 2022

Modi government orders blocking of 18 Indian, four Pakistani YouTube-based news channels

This is the first time that action has been taken against the Indian YouTube-based news publishers since the notification of the IT Rules, 2021 in February last year.

published on : 5th April 2022

'Don't lecture India on freedom of speech, democracy': Ravi Shankar Prasad to social media firms

The Central government recently withdrew Twitter's 'intermediary platform' status due to non-compliance with new IT rules.

published on : 19th June 2021